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British astronaut Major Tim Peake attends a press conference at the... News PhotoAstronaut,Attending,British Culture,Greater London,Horizontal,International Space Station,London - England,Press Conference,Science and Technology,Space Exploration,Space Mission,UKPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPBritish astronaut Major Tim Peake attends a press conference at the Science Museum in central London on May 20th 2013, where it was announced he will be joining the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2015. A former army helicopter pilot was on May 20 named as the first 'home-grown' British astronaut to head to the International Space Station. Major Tim Peake, 41, will fly out to the ISS in November 2015 as part of a six-man crew, becoming the first Briton ever to travel to space on a British government-funded mission. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/Getty Images)